If you ever find yourself yearning for a mission, yearning to put your hard-earned skillset to valuable use making the world a better place — and if that hard-earned skillset of yours is in the realm of digital strategy, along the lines of digital content, marketing and/or journalism — then we’ve got a truly golden gig for you. This organization looking for someone senior to come in with a fresh set of ideas about how it can develop and distribute its message to a wider audience and have even greater bearing on the public conversation. Super-interesting, super-important work.
You’ll be on the top team here, charged with finding creative ways of reaching a new and different audience (something beyond the traditional political channels). That’ll entail both producing fresh new content as well as arriving at a new set of distribution strategies. Could mean opening up new social channels. Could mean lining up partnerships with media outlets or social sites. Could mean rolling out new marketing campaigns. In fact, it probably means all of those things, plus mining for audience insights to inform your strategy. You’ll put the rubber on the road by leading a daily multimedia content calendar and overseeing a network of freelancers.
Ideas, ideas, ideas. You’ll constantly be thinking about smart ways of reaching out to people, figuring out how to be relevant to them, figuring out what they’re thinking and talking about and how to work your perspective into the conversations they’re having. While you’ll have a clear point of view, your every choice will be informed by a spirit of generosity and open-handed bipartisanship as you seek to change the debate for the good of the country. And you’ll be granted a ton of leeway and agency, encouraged to pursue your vision with an entrepreneurial mindset.
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There’s not one obvious career path to have made you just right for this gig. Could be you’re deep in audience development at a TV outfit, or maybe you’re a marketer at a startup, or maybe you’re in news editorial. Doesn’t even matter all that much if you don’t have a policy background. What does matter is that you’re comfortable with — and very, very good at — thinking creatively about digital strategy, and skilled at its execution. Whatever sector you’ve been in, you’ve implemented highly successful multichannel marketing communications plans, you’ve gained solid project-management experience, you know social strategy inside and out, and you’ve got writing and editing chops to die for.
Yours is the polish and gravitas of a senior manager, but you still enjoy getting your hands dirty, thanks in part to your insatiable curiosity for understanding how things work. You get excited thinking about building things. And that sense of mission we were discussing before? That’s all you, baby.
Not only does this gig rule, but people who work for this outfit are almost comically loyal to it; you know you’re in the right place when everyone who’s hired sticks around for the long-haul
The chance to make a positive difference in the world while doing what you do best at a great org? To pass this up would be un-American.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.